ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016.

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Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

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Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

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Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling.

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KULR Technology exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Li-ion battery Internal Short Circuit (ISC) devices developed by NASA, NREL

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In 2015, researchers at NREL and NASA developed and patented a device—the Internal Short Circuit—that creates these cell failures in predictable conditions. NREL/NASA Internal Short-Circuit Instigator in Lithium Ion Cells (228th ECS Conference, October 2015).

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International team discovers family of fungal enzymes that degrades xylans in wood biomass

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An international team of researchers has discovered a new family of enzymes found in fungi (fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, LPMOs) that are capable of breaking down xylans—a recalcitrant polysaccharide abundant in wood biomass. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels. A paper on their discovery is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

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SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

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International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

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"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

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International team makes significant progress in engineering synthetic yeast

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By the end of this year, this international consortium hopes to have designed and built synthetic versions of all 16 chromosomes for the one-celled microorganism Baker’s yeast, known as S. A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism’s genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements.

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International Truck ships first on-highway vehicles with A26 engine; up to 9% fuel economy improvement

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International Truck has started customer shipments of its first International LT Series and International RH Series vehicles with the company’s 12.4-liter engine.

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

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International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

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Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Internationally renowned experts such as Professor Jeff Dahn, FRSC from Dalhousie University NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research (“Surprising Chemistry that takes place within Lithium Ion Cells”) and Dr. Michael M. Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference.

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

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International Trucks offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

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Building on its introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Trucks is now the first truck OEM to offer OTA programming for Cummins engines. Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

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New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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A new international study has found that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50%. The research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC.,

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

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Volkswagen Group and JAC explore JV for multi-functional vehicles; internal combustion and new energy vehicles

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It will cover both internal combustion engine and new energy models. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., JAC) plan to undertake research and development on multi-functional vehicles (MFVs) together. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential joint venture models.

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International Truck announces availability of over-the-air engine reprogramming

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International Truck announced that over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for all International Truck models powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines is now available as a no-charge offering. Additionally, OTA will be available for purchase for all International truck models, powered by proprietary engines, 2010 and newer through International Truck dealers.

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SAE International publishes TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging

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SAE International has published “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). SAE TIR J2954 is the first step in standardization and was developed by SAE International’s PH/EV Wireless Power Transfer committee, established in 2010.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

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SAE International and @GM announce new collegiate competition for autonomous technology; Chevy #Bolt as platform

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SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by year three.

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Kalmar and Virginia International Gateway deploy three hybrid shuttle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Virginia International Gateway is a privately-owned marine container terminal located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia.

SAE International publishes two standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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SAE International has published two new technical standards for vehicle-to-vehicle communications: to standardize the data message sets used in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and to establish the parameters for a vehicle communication system to receive and transmit the message sets.

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New Telit autonomous navigation IoT module relies on internal sensors to deliver class-leading dead reckoning accuracy

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The innovative design of the internal sensor array in conjunction with the Telit MEMS-only Dead Reckoning (MoDR) software and intellectual property, deliver the host device portable, turn-key DR performance.

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). Organized by Robert Wagner and Scott Curran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hugh Blaxill of Mahle Powertrain, “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles” will include sessions on policy and regulation driving the design and implementation of prime movers for REX applications; unique and advanced prime movers (e.g.,

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GTI International acquires BKi; operator of California Fuel Cell Partnership

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GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), has acquired BKi, a professional energy services and consulting firm serving energy efficiency, energy supply, and alternative transportation markets. BKi was founded in Oakland, California in 1981, and works chiefly on energy efficiency program design, development, implementation, and consulting.

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International team uncovers mechanisms of VW, Fiat software defeat device code

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An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanisms of two families of software defeat devices for diesel engines: one used by the Volkswagen Group to pass emissions tests in the US and Europe, and a second found in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. That’s the over-riding feeling among c. Weekly Column Fuel Electric vehicles Technology

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Toyota and Daihatsu plan internal company for emerging-market compact vehicles; new DGNA vehicle architecture

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Toyota Motor Corporation and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor plan to establish an internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets, from product planning to production preparation. Toyota and Daihatsu will work toward establishing the internal company in January 2017. Daihatsu is expected to take the lead in the internal company, which will bridge areas of both Daihatsu and Toyota.

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NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient.

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International Truck first OEM to make collision mitigation standard on Class 8 tractors

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International Truck announced that the soon-to-be-launched LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes a combination of collision mitigation and full stability technologies.

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FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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FPT Industrial has extended its range of on-road alternative fuel solutions with the 8.7-liter Cursor 9 CNG, based on the Cursor 9 diesel architecture. The Cursor 9 CNG offers power up to 400 hp @ 2000 rpm, and torque up to 1700 N·m @ 1.200 rpm, while at the same time having emissions lower than Euro VI. The CNG engine delivers equivalent performance to its diesel counterpart.

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Alcoa completes acquisition of RTI International Metals, expands titanium capabilities

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Alcoa recently completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a provider of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets. The merger was announced 9 March. With RTI, Alcoa expands its reach into titanium—the world’s fastest-growing aerospace metal—and adds advanced technologies and materials capabilities. Alcoa expects RTI to contribute $1.2

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China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

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China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ). Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first major international organization to be headquartered in the Middle East. IRENA is mandated by 159 countries and the European Union to promote the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, and to serve as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange.

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